Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are available by referral from your General Practice team or other Health Professional. The service is designed to provide a freshly cooked hot dinner meal at midday for those that find it difficult to prepare or access a hot meal. Meals consist of a hot main dish served with seasonal vegetables and a dessert. … Continued

Healthcare NZ

Healthcare NZ offer Nursing care – Post-operative care, palliative care, long term care, overnight care, wound care, diabetes and other nursing services Personal Care – Bathing/showering, dressing/undressing, toileting, supervision of medication, transferring and positioning Home Help – Bed making, cleaning, dusting, laundry, ironing, vacuuming, Preparing and assisting with meals, and other essential household tasks. Referrals … Continued

David Kemp Electrical Ltd

David Kemp Electrical Ltd offer a team of highly qualified and experienced electricians to residential, commercial and industrial clients across Christchurch. Our services are reliable, high quality and excellent value for money, delivering great results with minimal disruption to your home or workplace. Whether you need a bathroom or kitchen refit, a full rewiring or … Continued

Community Rehabilitation Enablement & Support Team ( CREST )

CREST home support was launched in April 2011 to ease pressure on capacity-stretched hospitals after the earthquakes. It began as a community-based supported discharge team to facilitate earlier discharge from hospital to appropriate home-based rehabilitation services. It has since been extended to accept referrals directly from general practice, providing older people referred this way with … Continued

Te Waiora House

Te Waiora House is a retreat / respite centre for adults who need a break from the stresses of daily life. It is set in 14 acres of gardens and country side, providing a peaceful and relaxed rural environment approximately 60 minutes from Christchurch. The modern home is fully equipped and has 5 comfortable bedrooms … Continued

Medication Management

The CDHB have funded a free service that can be accessed through your local pharmacy to help you manage your medication. It involves a consultation with an accredited pharmacist and can take place at your local pharmacy or in your own home. 81 of the 109 pharmacies in Canterbury have an accredited pharmacist. It is … Continued


A free, 24 hour, seven day, telephone healthline. The healthline has been set up to improve access to health and disability services. The call centre is staffed by registered nurses. They do not diagnose or treat health problems over the ‘phone but assess the situation by asking a series of questions and utilising a sophisticated … Continued

Respiratory Relief Society

The aims of the Society are to support improve and educate people who have respiratory problems. Hospital Physiotherapists take appropriate exercises at meetings on: Tuesdays, 1pm to 2.15pm at the Aldred Methodist Church, Nancy Avenue (just off Innes Road), St Albans and on Thursdays, 1pm to 2.15pm at the Pioneer Stadium, Lyttelton Street, Spreydon. Sessions … Continued

Medic Alert Foundation NZ Inc

The Medic Alert wrist bracelet, Neck pendant and chain, wallet card may be ordered through a G.P. or by ringing the number above. They enable records of particular medical condition(s) to be recorded for immediate access in cases of urgent need e.g. collapse of a diabetic.  For further information on costs etc ring the above … Continued

Te Puawaitanga (Maori Health)

Concerned with the health of Maori women and actively promotes healthy lifestyles. Programmes include: Well child – Tamarikiora Outreach immunisation Parents as first teachers programme Incredible years programme Breast feeding advocacy service Early childhood transition programme Disease state management – outreach nurses Wakaura workshops Kaitoko whanau – social and housing issues